August 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Nearing Potter County

Cross country runner raising money for youth

A runner and musician who is nearing the tail end of a cross-country odyssey is expected to pass through the region in the coming week.  Aprylle Gilbert is running from California to Massachusetts, covering the entire 3,652 miles on foot.  More...

Viewpoints

The Old Timer

With summer winding down, if you are taking a vacation then you better get cracking. More...

Another Approach to Criminal Justice

(Don Cummins is a Bradford area businessman, township official, and a former board member for the regional mental health/mental retardation services agency.)   No civilized country on earth arrests, prosecutes and imprisons more of its citizens More...

Had Enough

Dear editor:  I have become beyond frustrated with state and national politics.  The Pennsylvania Legislature and governor repeatedly lock horns over the budget. The term impasse doesn’t do their battle justice.  More...

Community Life

AHS Class of ‘75 to reunite

Austin Area School class of 1975 will hold a 40-year reunion on Sept. 26. Classmates will meet at the school at noon for photos and a tour. A picnic will follow at the Austin-Costello Sportsmen’s Club. More...

Denton Hill study progressing

A private meeting scheduled for later this month is one of the final steps in a yearlong study aimed toward resurrecting Denton Hill State Park.  Invited “stakeholders” will gather at the park on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. More...

Nurse training being offered

A practical nursing program, provided by Penn College of Technology, is scheduled to begin in January 2016 at the Potter County Education Council in Coudersport and the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany. More...

Obituaries

Jacquelyn McAfoose

APRIL 17, 1941 - AUGUST 8, 2015

Jacquelyn “Jackie” McAfoose, 74, a longtime resident of Costello, passed away with her loving family by her side on August 8, 2015 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.  Born April 17, 1941 in Columbus, Ohio, More...

Evelyn J. Lapolt

MARCH 6, 1940 - AUGUST 9, 2015

Evelyn J. LaPolt, 75, of Emporium, died Sunday, August 9, 2015 in her home.  Born March 6, 1940, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Elmer Ellsworth and Erva Housler Everetts.  She was married to William F. More...

Althea M. Woolerton

SEPTEMBER 9, 1927 - AUGUST 12, 2015

Althea M. Woolerton, 87, of Austin, passed away Aug. 12, 2015 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  Born Sept. 9, 1927, in Jamestown, N.Y., she was the daughter of Melburn and Vernice Knapp Jeffers. More...

Animal cruelty alleged

A Potter County farmer is under investigation for cruelty to animals.  Officials say charges are pending following allegations that Bruce Greene of Fishing Creek Road in Roulette Township failed to properly care for cows, horses, alpacas, chicke More...

Moate not guilty of assault

Defendant found guilty of lesser charges; jurors did not believe she assaulted officers

Jurors deliberated for just over an hour before returning a mixed verdict in a high-profile case involving an Emporium woman’s interference with her son’s arrest last year.  Veronica Moate, 52, was convicted on two counts of resistin More...

More broadband coming

Windstream to expand network

A communications company has tapped part of a multi-billion dollar federal government fund to expand broadband service to much of Cameron County and other parts of the region.  More...

News

‘Impact fee’ funds distributed

Cameron County Commissioners Phil Jones, Jim Thomas and Glen Fiebig last week approved a trio of requests for portions of the county’s shale gas impact fee revenue.  Driftwood Borough received $44,100 for repairs and upgrades to its water More...

Shale gas leasing workshop Wednesday

Another in a series of educational workshops on issues related to shale gas development is scheduled for 2-4 pm on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building auditorium in Coudersport.  More...

Photo

Those attending last Wednesday’s “A Brassy Night in the Black Skies” at Cherry Springs State Park enjoyed a unique combination. More...

Potter County News

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Leadership Potter County class took a road trip to experience the county as tourists and to better understand its unique heritage. More...

County launching veterans’ discount card program

Potter County is developing a new program that will allow qualifying military veterans to receive discounts on many local purchases. Details were announced at last week’s meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners. More...

More services for vets

Potter County’s awardwinning services for military veterans were detailed at this week’s Coudersport Rotary meeting.  Will Worthington, director of veterans affairs, pointed out that he stands ready to help veterans – who compr More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

It’s August, which to many hunters signals the time to prepare for adventures to come.  Much of the attention is turned toward gear. More...

Pa. Grand Canyon vistas incredible!

Regional marketing to tourists through the Pennsylvania Wilds brand is an interesting strategy that is apparently enjoying some success.  More...

Invasive plant training program slated

Sinnemahoning State Park and Sinnemahoning Invasive Plant Management Area (SIPMA), a local organization that works to control invasive plants in the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed, will hold a training program for landowners on controlling Japanese kn More...